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The Medical Heritage Library (MHL), a digital curation collaborative among some of the world’s leading medical libraries, promotes free and open access to quality historical resources in medicine. Our goal is to provide the means by which readers and scholars across a multitude of disciplines can examine the interrelated nature of medicine and society, both to inform contemporary medicine and strengthen understanding of the world in which we live. The MHL’s growing collection of digitized medical rare books, pamphlets, journals, and films number in the tens of thousands, with representative works from each of the past six centuries, all of which are available here through the Internet Archive.

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texts 80,268
movies 3,239
audio 263
images 3
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Medicine 7,475
Pharmacy 7,463
Drug Industry 6,903
tobacco 3,056
cigarette 2,910
Ophthalmology 2,485
Eye 1,938
Surgery 1,749
Browse by keywords in UCSF tobacco industry videos 1,375
Homeopathy 1,187
Navy Medicine magazine 1,153
General Surgery 1,037
advertising 993
Anatomy 978
Obstetrics 967
Physiology 950
Therapeutics 871
Hygiene 809
Pathology 774
Public health 769
Gynecology 768
Dentistry 722
Physicians 714
Public Health 698
Tuberculosis 644
MEDNEWS 567
Materia Medica 563
television 550
Navy Medicine Live Blog 539
Children 526
Syphilis 516
Military Medicine 513
Mental Disorders 506
Eye Diseases 500
secondhand smoke 483
Psychiatry 465
marketing 463
American Civil War 450
Genital Diseases, Female 435
Hospitals 433
Medical education 419
Clinical Medicine 414
Science 409
Surgical Procedures, Operative 407
Women 399
youth 389
Sanitation 381
Nervous system 373
Military Personnel 355
Pediatrics 349
Harvard Medical Alumni Association 348
Hydrotherapy 347
tobacco industry 345
Cholera 339
World War II 338
Human anatomy 337
Vaccination 324
Recreational Reading 320
Disease 311
Societies, Medical 311
Education, Medical 308
anti-smoking advocacy 307
Sexually Transmitted Diseases 304
New York Hospital 299
Eye Abnormalities 298
Yellow Fever 296
Smallpox 291
male 289
Chemistry 288
Diagnosis 279
Brain 274
Pharmacopoeias 272
Ear 270
Nervous System Diseases 266
adverse effects 264
Tuberculosis, Pulmonary 262
Education 259
female 258
Electric Stimulation Therapy 254
nicotine 254
business activity 253
Nurse Corps 252
Disease Outbreaks 251
Weill Cornell Medical College 251
Surgery, Operative 247
Cornell University Medical College 243
Mineral Waters 240
Schools, Medical 240
Medical jurisprudence 239
Fever 236
industry strategy 236
Skin Diseases 235
Heart Diseases 232
hospital ship 232
Malaria 229
Medicine (General) Periodicals 227
Health Resorts 226
Midwifery 226
sports sponsorship 225
Dermatology 224
History of Medicine 222
Materia medica 218
Libraries, Medical 217
Phytotherapy 217
Psychology 217
Hospital Corps 216
Hospitals, Psychiatric 216
Hospitals, Military 215
Forensic Medicine 212
Phrenology 209
Vietnam War 208
smoking restriction 207
Pharmaceutical Preparations 204
menthol cigarette 204
excise tax 203
cbk 202
filter 202
Otolaryngology 201
Pharmacology 197
Ear Diseases 196
Histology 196
Medicine, Military 195
Mental illness 195
humanitarian assistance 195
smokeless tobacco 195
smoker behavior 194
Anesthesia 193
Clinical medicine 193
Communicable Diseases 192
Electrotherapeutics 190
World War 2 190
Heart 186
Zoology 185
sales 185
New York Hospital-Westchester Division 184
public place 184
Confederate States of America. Army 183
Psychology, Pathological 183
Blood 182
Neoplasms 182
laboratory research 182
tobacco related health concerns 181
workplace 181
Jurisprudence 180
Infants 178
Mentally ill 178
Sexually transmitted diseases 178
NH Twentynine Palms 176
Climate 175
international trade 174
Medicine, Physical 173
pediatrics 171
Epidemics 170
smoker 170
vaccination 170
Psychiatric hospitals 169
Diet 168
Cancer research 167
Manuscripts 167
Diseases 166
Orthopedics 166
medicalheritagelibrary 165
regulation 165
University of Maryland School of Medicine--Dissertations 164
government 164
Doctor of Medicine 163
Military Hygiene 163
Plants, Medicinal 163
Cornell University-New York Hospital School of Nursing 162
Health 162
Hypnosis 162
New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center 162
World War I 162
Communicable diseases 161
Tropical Medicine 161
NH Bremerton 160
Tropical medicine 160
Lungs 159
military medicine 159
Cataract 158
Insanity 158
tobacco industry employee 158
Water Supply 156
NAMRU-3 154
NMC Portsmouth 154
Exercise Therapy 151
youth access 151
Botany 148
Pregnancy 148
United States. Army 147
Skin 146
Nursing 145
Balneology 144
political activity 144
Gymnastics 143
Anatomy, Comparative 142
Dissection 142
Naval Medical Research Institute 142
Wounds and Injuries 141
taxation 139
LANGUAGE
english 64,891
german 6,583
french 5,734
latin 941
spanish 537
italian 456
portuguese 397
dutch 202
undetermined 110
swedish 91
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Cushing-Whitney Medical Library
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Books contributed by the Cushing-Whitney Medical Library, Yale University
A historical component has existed at the US Navy's Bureau of Medicine and Surgery since May 1907 with the establishment of the Publications Office. In addition to producing The Naval Medical Bulletin, the Publications Office was responsible for producing occasional historical monographs, and maintaining a historical archive. Today the Office of Medical History's mission has evolved to preserve and promote the history and heritage of the Navy Medical Department while serving the needs of our...
Compilation of Virginia Slims cigarette television commercials including "You've Come a Long Way Baby."
( 8 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, television, advertising, gender, male, female
Welcome to the Samuel J. Wood Library of New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. This site features items scanned from the Medical Center Archives.
Compilation of Camel cigarette commercials.
( 2 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, advertising, television
14
( 2 reviews )
Topic: Medicine, Ayurvedic
Television commercials for Winston cigarettes ("Winston Tastes Good Like a Cigarette Should") with characters from the Flintstones and sponsorship of television program.
( 8 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, television, advertising
UCSF Tobacco Industry Videos
26,053
16
3
Compilation of Marlboro commercials from the 1960s and 1970s.
( 3 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, advertising, male
Compilation of Marlboro commercials from the 1960s with the Marlboro Country theme.
( 2 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, advertising, male, television, menthol cigarette, promotional campaign
14
Topic: Sexual perversion
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
by Wellcome Library
20,803
2
0
This film shows various cases of mothers who have difficulty breast feeding their babies. Solutions to the problems are demonstrated, for instance a case of inverted nipples can be treated successfully with massage and the use of a breast pump. An inadequate milk supply can be supplemented with formula. 'Flabby breasts' can be successfully treated with massage, supplementary feeding and exercise. 2 segments.
Topics: Anatomy, Breast Feeding, Maternal Behavior, Mothers, Maternal and child health, Anatomy, Breast...
UCSF Tobacco Industry Videos
20,312
3
1
Compilation of Winston cigarette commercials.
( 1 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, advertising, television, filter
14
Topics: English language -- Dictionaries French, French language -- Dictionaries English, Medicine -- French
Animated and live commercials with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz advertising Philip Morris cigarettes.
( 4 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, advertising, television
This film in two parts shows the mechanism of an artifical respirator (an iron lung) a female patient is shown being placed in the machine and then cared for by nurses (she is fed, groomed and given an enema). The second part starts with instructions as to what to do if there are electrical or mechanical faults in the machinery. 3 segments.
Topics: Ventilators, Mechanical -- history, Respiration, Artificial, Medical equipment, Respiratory...
Reprint. Includes her letters (1887-1901) and a Supplementary Account of her Education, Including Passages from the Reports and Letters of her teacher, Anne Mansfield Sullivan by John Albert Macy
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Mosselman, Gustave; Lienaux, E.
17,031
0
0
14
Topic: Veterinary bacteriology
Kool cigarette commercial.
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, television, advertising, menthol cigarette, male
Footage of various Philip Morris sponsored auto racing teams. Click Here to View Part 1 Click Here to View Part 2 Click Here to View Part 3
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Barton, Wilfred Mason, 1871-1930; Wells, Walter Augustine, 1870-
15,897
1
0
14
Topic: Medicine -- Dictionaries
14
( 3 reviews )
Topic: Medicine, Ayurvedic
26
Topic: Heraldry
Compilation of anti-smoking commercials sponsored by California Department of Health Services.
( 1 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, advertising, anti-smoking advocacy, cancer, local government agency, television
14
( 1 reviews )
Topic: Micro-organisms
14
Topic: Medicine
Video on how cigarettes are made, particularly the processing of the tobacco leaves and stems, emphasizing that a cigarette's nicotine level is below that of its original, unprocessed tobacco leaf.
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, tobacco leaf, tobacco processing, tobacco farming, low yield cigarette, tar,...
The Medical Heritage Library
by Gray, Henry, 1825-1861
10,126
0
1
Includes bibliographical references and index
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Human anatomy, Anatomy
14
Topic: Medicine -- Dictionaries
Compilation of Viceroy cigarette commercials.
( 2 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, advertising, television, filter, male, female
14 52
Topics: English language -- Dictionaries French, French language -- Dictionaries English, Medicine
Wellcome Library Moving Image Collection
by Wellcome Library
9,389
1
0
Shows how a typical labour should be managed, including abdominal and vaginal examination, the second stage of labour, the patient prepared for delivery, the control of the foetal head, examination of the umbilical cord, use of the mucus cather, ligation of the cord, expulsion of the placenta and an examination for vaginal and perineal lacerations. 1 segment.
Topics: Obstetrics, Parturition, Labor, Obstetric, Medical sciences, Birth, Obstetrics, Parturition, Labor,...
UCSF Tobacco Industry Videos
9,282
4
3
Newport cigarette commercial.
( 3 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, advertising, television, menthol cigarette, male
14
Topic: Plant names, Popular
Compilation of Camel cigarette television commercials from the 1960s including "I'd Walk a Mile for a Camel," "They're Not for Everybody," and "Drop Everything." Also sponsorship of McHales Navy, Hawk, American Sportsman, and Bonanza.
( 2 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, television, advertising, cigarette packaging, male, filter, sports sponsorship,...
Compilation of Winston, Salem and Camel cigarette commercials.
( 2 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, television, advertising, male, menthol cigarette
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Treves, Frederick, Sir, 1853-1923
8,446
2
0
14
Topics: Merrick, Joseph Carey, 1862-1890, Physicians -- Correspondence, reminiscences, etc,...
UCSF Tobacco Industry Videos
8,029
2
6
Compilation of Alpine cigarette commercials.
( 6 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, menthol cigarette, filter, advertising, television
14
Topics: Health resorts -- Europe, Mineral waters -- Europe, Hydrotherapy -- Europe
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Ukers, William Harrison, 1873-
7,457
3
0
14
Topic: Coffee
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Italy. Direzione generale della sanità pubblica
7,454
0
0
At head of title: Ministero dell'interno, Direzione della sanità pubblica
Topic: Pharmacopoeias
TV News reports about the introduction and test marketing of Premier cigarette brand by R. J. Reynolds.
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, television, safer cigarette, cigarette design, secondhand smoke
14
Topic: Medicine, Ayurvedic
Originally published in 1652 under title: The English physician
( 2 reviews )
Topics: Materia medica, Botany, Medical, Herbs
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Merck, E. (Emanuel); E. Merck (Firm)
7,103
0
1
"Vorwort zur zweiten Auflage" signed E. Merck
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Chemicals, Drugs, Materia medica
Includes index
Topic: Medicine
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Biochemistry, Bromides, Biochemistry, Bromides
Compilation of Viceroy cigarette television commercials all with the jingle "Viceroy's Got the Taste That's Right."
( 5 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, television, advertising, gender, filter
Compilation of animated and live action Winston commercials from 1954 to 1957, including "Winston Tastes Good Like a Cigarette Should."
( 3 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, television, advertising, gender, filter, cigarette packaging
14
Topic: Medicine
Compilation of Camel cigarette commercials from the late 1940s to early 1950s including actors, singers, doctors and sports stars giving testimonials and the "30 Day Camel Test" and the "T-Zone." A few segments in the middle are silent. Click Here to View Part 1 Click Here to View Part 2
( 1 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, television, advertising, health care provider, sports sponsorship, gender
Compilation of Virginia Slims cigarette commercials.
( 2 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, television, advertising, female
Typewritten text of medical subject matter, captured during the Vietnam War. Many hand-drawn illustrations. Additional handwritten notes. Untranslated. Author unknown.
Topics: medical, Vietnam, Vietnam War, journal, orthopedics, surgical
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Academia das Ciencias de Lisboa. Classe de Sciencias Moraes, Politicos e Bellas Letras (Segunda Classe)
6,598
1
0
Superseded by the academy's Boletim, q.v
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Dutt, Udoy Chand, Comp; Dutt, U.C; King, George
6,440
2
0
14
Topic: Pharmacy
14
Topic: Medicine -- Dictionaries
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by New Sydenham Society; Mayne, Robert Gray; Power, Henry, 1829-1911; Sedgwick, Leonard William
6,380
0
0
14
Topic: Medicine
14
Topic: Physiology
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
6,248
0
0
Title varies: 1866-1953, The Ontario medical register
Topics: Physicians -- Ontario Directories, Surgeons -- Ontario Directories
9 14
Topic: Medicine -- History
14
Topics: Burial, Medical jurisprudence
The Medical Heritage Library
by Gray, Henry, 1825-1861; Spitzka, Edward Anthony, 1876-1922
6,111
0
1
( 1 reviews )
Topic: Anatomy
14
Topics: Botany -- Dictionaries, Botany, Medical
Added t.p., engraved
Topics: Monsters, Abnormalities, Human, Congenital Abnormalities
Includes index
Topics: Electrohomeopathy, Homeopathy, Electrotherapeutics, Homeopathy, Electric Stimulation Therapy
Began with: Vol. 29 (July 5, 1902) = no. 744; ceased with: v. 104 (Apr. 1956)= no. 2251
Topic: Nursing
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by New Sydenham Society; Mayne, Robert Gray; Power, Henry, 1829-1911; Sedgwick, Leonard William
5,827
0
0
14
Topic: Medicine
14 26 52
Topic: Botany
14
Topic: Medicine, Ayurvedic
Compilation of Kool television commercials from the 1950s and 1960s and highlights of various Kool racing events held in the United States and Canada during the summer of 1997. Leader in between segments.
( 4 reviews )
Topics: tobacco, cigarette, television, advertising, filter, menthol cigarette, sports sponsorship
14
Topics: Medicine -- Dictionaries, Medicine
14
Topics: Antiseptics, Disinfection and disinfectants, Food preservatives, cbk
The Medical Heritage Library
by Allen, Timothy Field, 1837-1902
5,576
0
0
Association: Burt J. Maycock
Topics: Homeopathy, Homeopathy, Materia Medica
University of Toronto - Gerstein Science Information Centre
by Pardo de Tavera, T. H. (Trinidad Hermenegildo), 1857-1925; Thomas, Jerome B. (Jerome Beers), 1867-
5,535
0
0
Translation of: Plantas medicinales de Filipinas
Topic: Medicinal plants -- Philippines
Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Materia medica, Drugs, Chemicals
Includes Conventions 44-49 1970-1981
Topic: Congresses and Conferences